Rock-and-roller Arnie Haynes returns to his hometown as a hero to the teenagers. However, the mayor and other concerned adults have banned him from performing in his hometown because they consider him and his music a negative influence on the youth. But with the help of disc jockey/publicist Alan Freed and fellow artists (including Bill Haley and the Comets and Little Richard), they hope to convince everyone that rock and roll is not as dangerous as the adults think. Written by
The kings of rock are rollin' back to the screen... in their biggest!
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Did You Know?
According to an article in the September 16, 1957 issue of Billboard Magazine, producer Sam Katzman
intended to follow this film with a third film featuring Bill Haley
and Alan Freed
, with production intended to begin in 1958. It was ultimately not produced. See more
The dialog indicates that Arnie Haines' home town is somewhere in New England when he discusses going home for vacation, but the train that he gets off has the logo of the Sunset Limited on three cars. The Sunset Limited was a luxury train of the Southern Pacific Railroad that ran along the California Coast. See more
[after spilling liqour all over a dance
What are you doin' bringin' liqour in here?
I oughta slug you...
[he lifts up his fist; the other dancer pulls it down
You and what blee club?
Really, the soprano's enough
[punches the other dancer; fight begins
Follows Rock Around the Clock
Long Tall Sally
Written by Robert 'Bumps' Blackwell
, Enotris Johnson and Little Richard
(as Richard Penniman)
Sung by Little Richard See more